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Can you please tell me if this is worth anything. These books are not something we would handle at auction. Hello, My mother has a full set of Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedias from the s in perfect condition. They seem to be leather bound or some sort of very durable binding and have gold leaf on them. I also have 5 boxes of vintage books that my senior in-laws want me to sell. Also, do Christian Bibles ever accumulate much value? Bibles need to be very special to be valuable.

Also, collectors are interested in first editions of different Bible translations, and other landmarks in Bible scholarship. Caldwell Co. It was published by the John W. It does not give a year when they where published. These books appear to be quite old. I was wondering if you can determine what year they where published and the value of them. Thankyou for your time. I have a copy of Narratives and Adventures of Travellers in Africa.

The book is in poor shape, with fading on the cover,spine and back, and the binding inside has separated. I could not find a date anywhere, though the cover says Alta Edition. What does make this book interesting is that it was bound backward. Does this make a book any more valuable? Philip gives the book Martin Luther year, luther on its last page make notes about it in Latin. Apparently the book was in the City Library in Subotica — Serbia at that time Kingdom of yogoslavia until when Subotica was occupied by Hungarians.

After that this and number of other valuable books has gone missing! Any information about this book will be greatly appreciated. Also do you know how would one go about searching for such book? Thanks to Google Books I have complete pdf file of the Austrian book. I have a red letter new testament bible Lic. Lay of the bell. This is what is engraved on the front cover. It is published by Charles Schribner, copyright What are your thoughts?

Can you tell be approximate value range of and or direct me perhaps to a Biblical specialty site for:. Edited and prefaced by R. New York: John Wurtele Lovell. This is from the private library of E. Randall of Baker University signed and dated November 24, Please tell me a value. This Charles Lamb book is not something we would handle at auction.

The cover is not in great shape, and the binding is very loose. While there are a few pages that are soiled by time, the illustrations show very little signs of fading and are in overall great shape. The book was a gift from the first dean of the Duke Law School, and has an inscription from him not sure if this hurts the value or not.

I have an antique book Love-songs of childhood by eugene field copyright and one hundred narrative poems by scott, foresome and company copyright and some other antique books in very good condition im curious of the worth. All pages intact with no tears. Any thoughts? Any ideas on it? Collier Pub. All Blue with gold print Sinclair Lewis imprint on front with sig. Hi Phyllis, To find out what your Sinclair Lewis and Robert Louis Stevenson books may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure.

I have a copy of Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert…dated by Bibliotheque-charpentier printed in french. Book is bound in brown leather and marbled colored front and back. Is this a book of any value? Valerie — Thanks for the comment. The publishing date is sept. I have not been able to find a copy for sale anywhere. Is this book worth anything? I am not a book collector but I enjoy antiques. I currently have a book that I believe is an original print as in printed in the year indicated from titled Tasker Jevons; The Real Story.

I currently have this book for sale on eBay. Good luck with the sale. Front and back cover OK. The spine is in bad shape. Chris, To find out what your book may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure. I have a agamemnon of aedchylus translated by robert browning, with half of the pages uncut at the top. Lovell and Company.

The pages are yellow how much is this worth? This Charles Dickens book is not something we would handle at auction. It is in excellent like new condition with a dust cover. It has never been checked out. Ville Du Havre November 23, from Mrs. Adams of Augusta, Georgia. Written at Sea November 28, I have been trying to look up a book now for a long time. I can not find it any where.

I would like to find the value to know how safe of an area I should keep it in. Thank you for your help! Heath Robinson. The person I got it from received it in Is there any value to this book. This Hans Christian Andersen book is not something we would handle at auction. Temple Univ. Robey Is it worth anything? Marge, This real estate book is not something we would handle at auction. The value of this H. I have 6 paperback books from the Riverside Literature series. Dates range from Do these books have any value? Thank you so much for your help.

This Riverside Literature series is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction. Very informative article. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise. My sister has three books she would like some information on please. She said it was published by the Worthington Company.

She says it is in fair condition. Thompson, fair condition, published date by Lovell and Corele Group? I believe he served in in Chile. The copyright has first then It was first published by Phillips Mulbrey? It is in worn condition. I have a not great condition book some of the binding at the bottom is torn off and pages very yellowed Arlington Edition of David Copperfield. Cover is hard and intact but a 1 cm gash and edges worn. Published New York; Hurst and Co.

Inside Back cover has an ad for Sohmer and Co. Hi Kelly, This David Copperfield book is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction. I have a few old books that I am wondering if your auction would be interested in. Alcott 2. Websters Handy Dictionary illustrated. Merriam then under it says by Eloise W. Wood and Mrs. Abbie Wood Steward and under that has a W.

I see nothing of dates. It is a Bible that my grandmother had. There is no date anywhere other than handwritten is Harley Pursley born Apr 23, Hi Lisa, These old books are not of high value and are not something we would offer at auction. I have a copy of Henry Noel Humphries, ed. One page is free from the binding but it is otherwise very good condition. Can you please give an idea of the value?

Kathryn, This book is not something we would handle at auction. Most were not bought as collector items, I think. Perhaps Mssr. Lomax was a real character, or perhaps a fictitious name inscribed by an ambitious book dealer. Nothing against any book dealers, by the way. Tonson and S. Book is in excellent shape. However, it has a fake dust jacket marked Facsimile Dust Jackets L. Should I try to sell it with or without the fake cover? What is an estimated value either way? Green cover with gold emboss. Copyright by Houghton, Mifflin and Co. Boston and New York Riverside press Cambridge.

It has been stored in a musty basement for years. Two of the volumes appear to be signed. I plan to donate these to the Poetical Society, but would like to know what their value might be? The pages appear to be all there and I can see only one handwritten pencil note on the inside—in German. This copy of Das Kapital is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction. I have the following books : Robert Schuller 18 Volume Collectible set.

The works of zane grey volume hardcover set. Also, is there a place where I can sell these books? Should I approach an auction house with the books and ask for valuation? These sets of books are not something we would handle at auction. Signature and date of on owners page. Second story in book is Agnes Grey. Good condition with some worn edges. Thanks Anne.

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Anne — This copy of Wuthering Heights is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction. This book has been donated to the Newseum but have always been curious about its potential among collectors. Kennedy with a personal greeting to my uncle who was a friend of the family. This was given as a gift at the time of its publishing. Joseph — This book is not something we would handle at auction. I have a first edition copy of Midnight Weddings by Mrs.

Meeke, which I hear is very rare, published London, by T. It has the publisher stamp in the front of the book, the pages are readable, the cover is a bit old and worn. James — This book is not something we would offer at auction. The older books are signed I followed her around book fairs in the 70s and 80s. I am interested in an evaluation of my collection for estate purposes.

I am also interested in selling the duplicates I have and possibly the entire collection. Can you help me or refer me to a source that can? All have their dust jackets which are protected with sleeves and the books have been in climate comtrolled storage for some years. I have been out of that loop for some time and have lost touch with my contacts. Thank You…Sam. Hi Sam, This collection is not something we would offer at auction. Revell Company, copyright All pages intact. Judy — This book is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction.

Kelly — This book is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction. I have 12 books published in of Shakespeare. They are leatherbound I think, and in very good condition considering the age. Are these worth anything more than sentimental value? Hi Kim — No, these book are not of high value and are not something we would offer at auction. Publisher E. No dust jacket. Covers are a dark tan with black printing. I do plan to sell it but have no idea of value. Thanks so much. Love your site. Thank you so much for your helpful response to my question about the book I have.

Very much appreciated!! I have the bible designed to be read as living literature the old and new testaments in the king James version Arranged and edited by Ernest Sutherland Bates. Copyright by Simon and Schuster, inc. Conley Company, Publishers, Gregory — Your bible and copy of Poems of Passion are both not of high value and are not something we would offer at auction. Wondering about: 1. These old books are not of high value and are not something we would offer at auction.

Before posting a comment here, please look for your book on a used book website: abebooks , alibris , biblio , addall. To get an idea of the types of books Skinner offers at auction, browse our past auction catalogs. New Edition and illustrated. Translated from French to English in Two Volumes in one. Translated from the french of M. Arnault and C. Thank you for your time. Colleen — This book is not something we would handle at auction. I have a number of late 19th century books that are in excellent condition with decoratively etched covers, most with gilded bars for the title.

Is there a market for these books and how would I learn more about them? Hi Sally, These 19th century books are not of high value and are not something we would offer at auction. You may be able to find out more about your books on the following websites: abebooks , alibris , biblio , addall. In the bibliography for it said that there were limited edition copies made, how can I tell its that one? The only images I can find on the web are the exact same only 2 but do not specify.

William, This book is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction. Please give me some idea of it s value. Doug, This book is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction. Are any of these worth a substantial figure? They are in fabulous condition with slim leather covers. These books and encyclopedias are not of high value and are not something we would offer at auction.

Josh, These two books are not of high value. Could you tell me the possible value of the following book: Dali, Max Gerard, Editor, cloth binding with gold foil dust jacket, illustrations, Published by Harry Abrams. Excellent condition. Blanche, This book is not something we would handle at auction. Hello, I have found an old Dickens Oliver Twist that does not have a date but has Lupton Publishing Co New York as the publisher—It has a green hard back cover and has Federal book co on the bottom outside on binding.

I cannot find a copy on Abe books or Amazon. Meri, Thanks for the comment. I have 3 books that are dated back mid s mark Twain Christian science it was copyrighted in from Harpers and brothers publishers with a signature from T. Ewing in it. The second book is the pioneers and patriots or America by John S. Abbott it has a signature and date on it from it was published by Dodd and mead in and the sparrowgrass papers by Frederic S. Cozzens dated back to and has signature and date on it all from the old feather and ink on it looking to see what they are worth.

David, These books are not of high value. Hello, your dictionary is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction. I am having trouble with a book that I was hoping you could help with. The book has no date but says it is the complete and unabridged edition and has pages. On the cover Cristo is spelled Christo. It does have a couple of problems, the cloth on the top and bottom of the spine is a little worn and the binding is coming apart to the point that the first few pages are almost falling out.

Any help you can give me is much appreciated, Thanks. Charles — This book is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction. Adia, To find out what your Zane Grey books may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure. Hi Joanne, These old books are not of high value and are not something we would offer at auction. Published by Canton Press in just after the factory was built. It is signed buy the original owner of the book in the first book not on title page. All tissue paper in front of photos are intact.

They are in pretty good shape, with one page folded in half down the center. They there are old fingerprint throughout the books, but all pages seam intact and together. Slight wear on cover. There are obvious ink fades, missing letters and smears as well. What can you tell me about these books and what are they worth?

Pellico, Copyright I understand this is his previously unprinted biographical accounts from prison. Printed in Paris France. Funk and Wagnalls New York and London. I have carefully reviewed the list of books you sent. Thank you for taking the time to compile this information. Many of us select and accumulate books, fewer collect like a bibliomaniac. The best course of action is probably to call in a generalist, who buys houses full of books just like yours. These J.

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Fenimore Cooper books are not of high value and are not something we would offer at auction. You may be able to find out more about their value on a used book website: abebooks , alibris , biblio , addall. I have a 2nd edition of Marlowe. Cambridge, Mass. A All pages are intact, no tears, little wear on cover. Real good condition for age. I have a collection of Shakespeare books 38 of them , copyright date of by the University Society.

Am wondering if they are worth anything. I have several books Old Yeller hardback library of congress Robin Hood hardback. Dee, These books are not of high value and are not something we would offer at auction. I have a book called historical register containing An Impartial Relation of all Transactions, Foreing and Domestic with a Chronological Diary and this is the original volume 3 for the year and is printed by H.

M and fold by T. Norris and it is really old book and hard to read. I just wanted to know if it worth anything. Flora, To find out what your antique book may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure. Hi…Wonderful Site. I have found a book from my Great grandfathers collection which I find interesting. Each page has a red, thin lined border around it.

It also has gold Guilded page edges. Thank You…. Steven, This book of Robert Burns poems is not something we would handle at auction. I have a brown leather book by Irving Knickerbocker. Titled History of New York from the Beginning of the world to the end of the dutch dynasty authors revised edition. It says only copys made.

Can you please tell me what its worth? Two series on on, with illustrations in photography from pictures by T. Dicksee and W. Herrick, and Steel Portrates from I would also like to know what its worth please. Natalie, Thanks for the comment. Blackmore with Illustrations by Frank T. Merrill written in Both books are in good shape. Thank you for any information you might be able to give me. It says lenox july 15, Published at h. The book does not have a dust sleeve but is in very good shape.

Is it worth anything? Mandy, This is a later edition, circa Richardson, M. Published by The Commonwealth Fund, This book is red withgold embossing on the spine and a gold circle with a elephant and swastika on the cover. Pittsburgh, Pa. Feniomre cooper, NY , no cover Speeking pieces for little scholars and older pupils, Ellin peck, Boston , no cover ford v-8 car and trucks, By victor page NY , no cover where the red fern grows, By willson rawls, NY, , co cover bethlehem structural shapes, a week by themselves, By emilia norris, ny, no date, no cover Maine beautiful, wallace nutting, Massachusetts, , no cover the history of the town of bowdoinham , By silac adams, Maine , no cover dangerous days, by mary rineharnt, ny, , no cover the girlscouts rally, By kathryn gult, , no cover heart of the sunset, by rex beach, ny, , no cover the ramrodders, holman day, ny, , no cover the pride of palomar, by peter kyne, ny, , no cover the valley of the giants, by peter kyne, ny, , no cover the rider of golden bar, by william patterson white, boston, , no cover the thundering herd, zayne grey, ny, 1st adition.

Cammie, These books are not valuable, just the regular old books that people have to read. Please note that books with no covers from the 19th and 20th centuries are of little to no value, even if they may have some value in good condition. For an idea about what kinds of books end up in a rare book auction, check out our most recent catalog , from the June first auction. I have a book that I would like to sell but have no idea of value. Hardcover dark brown with black printing and design on front cover.. I have a couple sets I am wondering about the worth of: 1.

Crowell Company, New York, copyright Peale and J. Holly, These books are not of high value and are not something we would offer at auction. I recently picked up a manuscript titled Autobiography of Erastus Johnson later published in Autobiography of Erastus Johnson a chronicle of pioneer life on the east coast and the west coast. The manuscript is in great condition and has pencil corrections throughout and author notes typed making reference to a second manuscript printed for the authors daughter however after contacting a descendant and learning what she had found in her genealogy research and the interest herself and members of the society bearing the families name had for obtaining the editions I need to seek a professional opinion.

St Louis Mo. The author mentions his last visit to his family in St. Louis Mo. Where many of his immediate family are laid to rest. The University of Berkeley in California has the manuscript from and Edward Copenhagen of Harvard special collections showed some interest in obtaining it.

I know that it is probably only valuable to a descendant however there is definitely an interest. Here is a partial list of what we found:. Comstock, M. Familiar Quotations, Bartlett, H. Caldwell, Publishers New York and Boston, unknown publishing date. Sumptibus Et Typis B. Bell and Sons, Ltd, Hart, Paul A.

Samuelson, Donald H. XL, No. Thank you for the comment. These are not books we would offer at auction. The books that are parts of sets volume VIII only, etc. Burt Company, publisher. There are a few others that may be of value but these struck me as the most likely. In most cases, books without imprint dates are later reprints. Rollo on the Rhine is a five volume set, and as a complete set has some value in the first edition Boston: W. Reynolds, , in good condition.

After seeking many avenues, I have only found a few red leather books by the same publisher, however they have different covers in the fact that the gold lettering and design on the binding exterior edge of the book has more design and lettering varies. All are published by Award Books Inc. New York, N. I have been unable to find any documentation on the publisher or dates of printing.

All pages are present and in great shape, the bindings of both books however have let go for the most part. It was published by Thomas Y. It is leather bound and in very good condition. Please let me know where i can find out the value of these and other books that i have. These books are likely not of high value. And on the cover page is an inscription, which either seems to be a love poem or poem with the authors signature- it is handwritten in the Lithuanian language and is very difficult to interpret. I am Very Curious and intrigued.

Any Thoughts? Thank you in advance for any help Laurie. Laurie, Thanks for the comment. All of the volumes are a burgundy color -and are in very good condition They were my grandparents — can you give me an idea of their value? Kathy, These Harvard Classics are not of high value and are not something we would offer at auction. Your insight would be appreciated. Paula, This copy of Alice in Wonderland is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction. It has a broken spine single split but all the pages are there.

What might this book be worth? Should I get the spine repaired or leave it as is? Thank you very much. This book is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction. I came across an antique leather bound Jane Eyre C. Bront book but it is in French. I am unable to locate a copyright anywhere on it. Redon Et J.

Kelly, Thanks for the comment. Do you have any comment? Thank you in advance. Please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure. Published by Charles L. Just wondering if it is of any value. Lance, This edition of Huckleberry Finn is not something we would handle at auction.


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Keating, M. Frederick A. Packard, M. Gardiner, M. Also, can you recommend a good book restorer? The book and journals are not of high value and are not something we would offer at auction. Date is referenced in Introduction. Kathy, Rob Roy was first published in , so a later edition has value only as a book to read, not collect. Winsome, These books are not of high value. Philadelphia: Printed for Robert Campbell, Leather Bound edition. It contains the Northwest Ordinance, which was the de facto constitution of the Territory and the basis for the free state legal philosophy of Abraham Lincoln and other abolitionists.

Original Owner signature dated I bought the book based solely on the rarity. Any thoughts on value? Complete set of Joseph Conrad leather bound book set, special edition, published by Doubleday, Doran and company for P. Kelly, Decorative sets in fine leather bindings in very good condition can have value. Please send some photographs of the sets on the shelf along with an auction evaluation form on our website: secure.

Your website is very helpful. Perhaps you could help? Christianus Reineccius, S. Apud Bernhardum Christoph. The Stillingfleet title is early, but common on the rare book market, and frankly not the most interesting read out there. Some Greek Septuagints can be very valuable, but the really collectible ones were published about years earlier.

All pages are intact, but the publication date is missing. Regards, Barbara Bessol. Generally, books from the late 19th or early 20th century with undated title pages are later reprints, and not first editions. The publisher, issuing a title with proven popularity, has intentionally omitted a date in order to extend the shelf-life of his wares. Books without publication dates are very often reprints not first or early editions. It might also be useful to take a look at the copyright page to help determine the period of publication.

But unfortunately, 19th and 20th century books without publication dates are usually reprints. I have two books that I am having restored in period binding, pages washed etc, by a very well known restoration specialist in Alabama. Both are by the author Sir William Hope.

The second is where I am having trouble finding a value for the book. The actual title is much longer. I can only find some sparse information on this one, but would like to get a rough value as well, one to make sure I am spending money wisely on the restoration and two to possibly sell at auction. Thanks, Josh. Josh, please submit photos of the books using the auction evaluation form on our website: secure. It a compilation of her poems of passion, miscellaneous, pleasure, philosophical, cheer and sentiment.

I believe it is an edition de luxe limited to copies, printed on hand made paper, bound in vellum and its signed by both the author and artist. Any idea on value would be appreciated. Many thanks Diane. Diane, To find out what your Ella Wheeler Wilcox book of poems may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure.

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It was written by S. It is bound, but the cover is not attached. Otherwise it is in good condition. Do you have any idea if it may be of any value? I can find really no info on it except the S. Patent pending is also printed under the publishing company name.

Thanks for you for any assistance you can provide. Andrea — This book is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction. Please contact me. Thanks Ron. I have a book my grandmother gave me. The tittle: The prince and the pauper. Author: Samuel L. The book does not have a copy right date. It does have on the title page: tThe Goldsmith Publishing Co. Chicago New York. It also has manufactured in The United States of America. Also has notes at the end of the book. I was curious if this book has any value.

Pam, This book is not of high value. It is written by Miriam Blanton Huber. The copyright is Row, Peterson and Company. Do you have any idea if this book is of value. It has a picture of a women on the front and she is sitting at a desk writing a letter. The hard cover is in yellows and reds. It was my Aunts book and I wonder if it has any value. I have a first edition Grapes of Wrath. Purchased the book from Asprey in Includes dust jacketand plastic cover. Full description describes very good condition of jacket, pages and spine.

Stuart, To find out the possible value at auction, please submit photos of the book and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure. I have a book written by Edward Payson Roe. Published by Dodd, Mead and Company. The binding has become worn but it is still pretty in tact.

There is also a signature of an owner from Farmington,Maine on one of the blanks. Do you think this is of value? Candace, This book is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction. They belonged to Latisha Beauchamp Proctor there is a bookplate , signed Susan, These two old books are not of high value and are not something we would offer at auction. I have a book that I would like to know if it is rare. Thackeray, Esq. Thank you for any info you can give me.

This Charlotte Bronte book is not something we would handle at auction. Hello, I purchased a brown leather bound book, cover says Shakespeare Illustrated, when you open the book it says An Art Edition of Shakespeare classified as Comedies, Tragedies, Histories and Sonnets. Each part arranged in chronological order. Arranged and compiled by C. But the odd thing about the book is the back of the book has an attached blue Shakespeare Illustrated hard cover. I would give it a fair condition rating because of some spotting, frayed pages, and the spine of the book has some fraying.

Can you tell me if this book is worth anything? Heidi, Thanks for the comment. In appreciation of more than twenty years of help, advice, and encouragement. Holly, This book is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction. Hi I have a Book made in Gold Pages, the cover is something soft and like velvet …. If interested drop a line at info mcaroell. I have a book called Arrowsmith. Printed in the USA. This book is a red cloth hardback book, with gold lettering. I have no clue of the value. Shaynon, This book is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction.

My Grandmother passed away about 4 years ago retired from Working in the School System for 30 years. When she passed away, upon inheriting her estate-we found many school books dated back to these dates. Is there any value to them? I feel he might have been holding back… What do you think? Hello, I cleaned out an old bookcase and came across books published prior to The copywrite dates are ,, Miss Keller signed this book for my Grandfather April 23, The only part of the dust jacket remaining is the cover.

It is torn at the edges and wrinkled but the cover photos can still be made out. We were always amazed the someone that was blind could write so clearly. I am wondering if there is any value to these books or what you can tell me about them.

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Illustrated by Harold Brett. The preface in the book explains that parts are not in this book based on the original 2 volumes because it would be of no interest to young boys and girls. Any value to this book? Thanks Robert DiSpaldo. I have an old book I inherited; it is the direct lineage of Cyrus McCormick. Among a lot of antique books that I bought at auction recently were three written by Lord Alfred Douglas Bosie mainly on the subject of Oscar Wilde. Very good condition repress from There is a signature in pen on the inside cover page by Thomas Hope Floyd and dated June 6 I enjoy reading your replies here.

I have.. It from McLoughlin Brothers. Title is.. It is a 16 page illustrated alphabet book , chromolithographs. I have tried for hours to try and find a single one for sale or has been sold. I can only find one — in the museum library of a university in Florida. I am wondering the value and also wondering how rare the book may be. Also if it would be auction material. Thanks in advance.. Jason, To find out what your alphabet book may be worth at auction, please submit photos and an auction evaluation form on our website: secure.

Hi I have a Holy Bible with wood cover with crosses on front and Jerusulem on the back. Londow and Glasgow Collins Clear-type press. It also has colored illustration throughout old and new testaments. Would you be able to provide estimate value? This bible is not of high value and is not something we would offer at auction. Book appears to be in German I think. I cannot tell if it is complete or not? Please take a photo of the title page, and submit an auction evaluation form on our website: secure.

Houghton and company. Can you give any kind of info.? Bobbi, These old books are not of high value and are not something we would offer at auction. Caesar consulted with the top astronomers of the day, and in 46 B. Caesar also took the opportunity to rename Quintillis, the fifth month of the year counting from March , leaving us with the month we call July today. The leap year tradition took effect in 45 B. The leap day was set on the day before the 6th of calends of March, so leap day originally came six days before the first day of March, or February 25 as February normally had 29 days.

Astronomers figured this out around the second century A. Confusing enough for you? In effect, that means that 97 out of every years are leap years, including the century years and but NOT , and As legend has it, in fifth century Ireland, St. Bridget complained to St.